Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Signs

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While cruising

Queensland’s Daintree River

a few years back…
…we noted a few signs of danger

lurking on the shore.


After the cruise we had to cross

the Daintree River

on this ferry/barge.

Although this crop is not very good,

one does get the idea that the sign is a warning

of crocodiles and swimming in the river.

Remain in your vehicle?  Really?

Who would get out on a

relatively sideless barge while crossing

a crocodile infested river.

Sadly, someone will.

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Blue

 

Blue…my favourite colour.

Whether it is the blue skies of

Far North Queensland, or…

…flying into the Alaskan wild blue yonder

in our blue plane.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Blue

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Tropical

 

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At just over 16.9 degrees

South of the Equator,

I think Cairns

qualifies as tropical..



Our rail journey up to Kuranda took us

past many waterfalls, which

due to the wet season had

much more water flow than

any waterfall in Victoria does in April

As this excursion is billed as Skyrail we had

a return journey over tropical forests.

 

This trip was my first exposure to

the beauty of tropical plants.

I could not work out why every man

and his dog was frequenting this pool.

Our accommodation was about two blocks

from an unused beach.  Why unused?

Twice I wandered down to ‘our’ beach

wondering why no-one was using it.

Both times into the water about ankle-deep.

It was while leaving the beach, the second time,

that I noticed a sign which in not so many words

told me that crocodiles also used that beach.

I quickened my step never to return. 🙂

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Tropical

Tuesday-PC-Wk152-Wonder

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Although I do not have a photo to prove the fact,

I  did see the Northern Lights in August 1976.

Not a very colourful display but my Canadians friends

assured me it was the northern lights.

In May the same  year I visited Stonehenge also.

In 2016 I was able to add…

…the Colosseum to that list.

I still marvel that these pavers were laid nearly 2000 years ago.

Just imagine also the feet which have walk across here.

 

 

In 2014 we were…

 

…fortunate enough to visit…

…the Victoria Falls.

In April 2012 we spent a few hours…

out on the…

Great Barrier Reef.

I remember being little disappointed that we did not see

the colours often seen in movies/documentaries.

We were also told that a recent cyclone

had wrecked this section of the reef.

The comment left me wondering why we did not go

to  another, more attractive part.

After revisiting these photos I think my thoughts were a bit harsh.

All of these places of sites can be found on

an ‘Ancient’, ‘Natural’ or ‘New’ Wonders of the World search.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-August-Words-Yr3

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Words from all over.

After a hearty breakfast our hosts thought we required

further fortification about two hours down the road. 

We soon cut back on hearty breakfasts

not so much to eat this food,

rather just to cut back in intake.

I hope this fits the definition of designer chic.

It’s part of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

 

As we cruised Glacier Bay this year we all

watched these ‘small’ pieces of ice

floating past the ship.

It wasn’t until I heard someone comment

on the length and size of a piece that I began

to think  of ‘the tip of the iceberg‘.

Then I saw one piece of ice which was

not moved by the ships bow wave.

Definitely 90% submerged!

 

  This chunk of ice is a bit longer than some

and I only discovered the seals this morning. 

Adult Alaskan seals are 5-6 feet long and tip the scales

at 180-285 pounds or 80-130 kilograms. 

My  guesstimate is that this small piece of ice

is around 20 feet long with much

more submerged than we see here.

I think all agree that this is the

embodiment of a prehistoric creature

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Thursday’s Special: August Words-Yr3

One Word Photo Challenge-Pool

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Tried for some variety…

A small prize pool.

The temporary swimming pool we had

after three inches of rain

in the summer of 2005.

The pool is our garage.

And if you visit Cairns you should swim in this pool…

which, if viewed carefully appears to have no sea wall.

On our only visit to Cairns I wandered

down to the beach wondering why

no-one else was there. 

I walked out to ankle depth and upon returning

to the sand spotted a

don’t swim because crocodiles frequent this beach

sign. 

Needless to say I heeded the sign thereafter.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Pool

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Any-Two

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Two of anything this week.

An African eagle and an

African Starling (I suspect) sharing a tree.

 

Two giraffes also sharing a tree.

 

Cape Buffalo

Zebras having a meeting.

A week or so ago, preening seagulls

at Geelong’s Corio Bay.

On Friday I drove up Mount Buninyong,

about a sixty minute drive inland,

and discovered there a two roads.

An up road and a down road.

From Mount Buninyong, two trees were an easy find.

So!

Have just re-read the challenge and realised

that we were supposed to post two different things.

First photo is okay, I think.

So here is Taji and her new toy.

I am told it is a Cong or is that Kong?

And a Juvenile Collared Hawk which decided to

breakfast on an annoying mudlark in

our back yard, a week or so ago.

If I had known that it would be photographed

I would have had the lawn mower out to knock over

the weeds that seem to thrive when

other grasses want water.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Any-Two

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